Custom Oak Entry Door for Historical House

DSC_0399Custom Oak  Entry Door for Historical House.

The solid Red Oak entry door  and flanking sash windows were  designed  and custom made for a 1905 House located in Traverse  City,Michigan.  The design of the door was based on the existing pair  of doors at the  front of the house. The doors are part of a new rear  entry porch and  mudroom designed by Ekocite Architecture of Royal  Oak, MI for this  important historic house. The door is 90″ H x 36″ W x  2.25″ thick. The  design of the beveled glass window is based on the  existing front door.  The door case is mortise and tenon construction  and features double  panel construction below the lock rail. The  exterior panel is rift cut Red  Oak selected for it’s dimensional stability.  The interior panels are cut  and carefully grain matched across the  door system from a wide plank of  figured Red Oak. The architectural and construction details of the door and sash windows are

based on existing millwork in this historical home. The antique mortise door lock that matches the existing front door lock I found in Los Angles  Architectural selvage  shop.

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Neo-Classic Entry Door

Neo-Classic Entry Door in Quarter Sawn White Oak 

This beautifully crafted Neo-Classic entry door is made in solid Quarter Sawn White Oak. The door case is 2  3/8″ thick and fitted with six (6) raised panel assemblies on the exterior and  six (6) on the interior. The double panel construction is to allow the interior and exterior of the door panel assemblies to expand and contract at different rates as the temperature varies in each environment.  The door frame is traditional mortise and tenon construction and assembled using West System Epoxy. The center section of the raised panels were resawn then booked matched to create a dynamic pattern and are surrounded by two sets of classical moldings.  The door was finished using natural MinWax stain followed by a thinned down epoxy primer and top coated with Epifanes Varnish.

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Modern Front Entry Doors in African Mahogany

Custom Front Entry Doors in Solid African Mahogany with frosted glass side lights.

The door features mortise and tenon construction. The door panels were cut from single boards with no glue ups. The door panels are double panel construction as shown in the photo before the door case was assembled. The nickle door hardware is by Baldwin Brass.

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